Monthly Archives: September 2010

Compulsive Subversion: Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Mike Yong
“In all of their work, DS+R have sought to rehabilitate things, ideas, and possibilities which have been erased or pushed to the margins, by the putatively malevolent force of instrumental modernity, broadly conceived.”

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Compulsive Subversion: Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Mike Yong
“In all of their work, DS+R have sought to rehabilitate things, ideas, and possibilities which have been erased or pushed to the margins, by the putatively malevolent force of instrumental modernity, broadly conceived.”

Experiencing Berlin: A Transparent Reality

Molly Schmidt
“The transparency revealed in viewing the infrastructure of capitalism and the global economy seemed particularly relevant when viewed in a city whose own history of war and political corruption is treated with an equal level of transparency and criticism.”

Experiencing Berlin: A Transparent Reality

Molly Schmidt
“The transparency revealed in viewing the infrastructure of capitalism and the global economy seemed particularly relevant when viewed in a city whose own history of war and political corruption is treated with an equal level of transparency and criticism.”

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No Way In; An Angle on Contemporary Geometric Abstraction

Bret Schneider
“Why exactly the avant-garde is supposed to have consistently believed that shapes like squares and cubes are the fundamentals of art makes no immediate logical sense. “

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No Way In; An Angle on Contemporary Geometric Abstraction

Bret Schneider
“Why exactly the avant-garde is supposed to have consistently believed that shapes like squares and cubes are the fundamentals of art makes no immediate logical sense. “

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The New Provincialism

Ian Morrison
“The recent democratization of Art production is at the root of the new provincialism. Artists and writers have for decades sustained a critique focused on the distinction between high, low, and middle brow culture – a critique that is now second nature. To speak of Great Artworks today is to expose oneself as a ‘serious’ observer of Art, an aesthetic, and therefore a charlatan.”

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The New Provincialism

Ian Morrison
“The recent democratization of Art production is at the root of the new provincialism. Artists and writers have for decades sustained a critique focused on the distinction between high, low, and middle brow culture – a critique that is now second nature. To speak of Great Artworks today is to expose oneself as a ‘serious’ observer of Art, an aesthetic, and therefore a charlatan.”

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We Are All Presidents of Manifestos!. Chris Mansour in Conversation with Mary Ann Caws

“I want to bear witness to what I believe, and screw what you believe!”

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We Are All Presidents of Manifestos!. Chris Mansour in Conversation with Mary Ann Caws

“I want to bear witness to what I believe, and screw what you believe!”

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art review: The Linguistic Turn at Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art

Max Katz
“Although the monogamous purity of the conceptual moment has been diluted, its vocabulary has triumphed, and become the very furniture of contemporary art criticism and curation.”

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art review: The Linguistic Turn at Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art

Max Katz
“Although the monogamous purity of the conceptual moment has been diluted, its vocabulary has triumphed, and become the very furniture of contemporary art criticism and curation.”

Antagonism Assimilated: Review of Santiago Sierra at Team

Jamie Keesling
“The notion of turning the denigrating pitfalls of contemporary lived experience into a system under which an artistic process is modeled is evidence of the escalating desire for salient meaning in art and for the desire to be moved by it.”

Antagonism Assimilated: Review of Santiago Sierra at Team

Jamie Keesling
“The notion of turning the denigrating pitfalls of contemporary lived experience into a system under which an artistic process is modeled is evidence of the escalating desire for salient meaning in art and for the desire to be moved by it.”